Costillitas de Puerco con Salsa de Guayaba

Baby Back Ribs with Guava Barbecue Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Cuban-American superstar chefs like Miami’s Douglas Rodriguez and New York’s Alex Garcia have made guava-glazed barbecued baby back ribs a favorite new-wave Cuban dish. Though traditionally guava paste is used in pastries and tarts or served with cheese at the end of a meal, the concept of mixing sweet and savory ingredients is very Cuban. Pork, for example, is often served with sweet, caramelized fried ripe plantains or boniato (white sweet potato) puree.

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